On Saturday, we drove up to Santa Ana for the postponed wedding of my youngest cousin, Brennan, and his bride, Lizette. We originally received the Save the Date card a month before the Covid-19 pandemic locked down the country in March 2020 so it was great to finally attend two years later. The bilingual ceremony was held at the Saint Joseph Church where my parents were married in 1971 and where I was also baptized as a child. It was cool to see the church as an adult since I don't remember my visits as a child.
The reception was held in the nearby Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in Downtown Santa Ana. The Soul Birds art on the brick wall outside reminded us of the stamped metal birds that Tori and I received from an artist at Burning Man. We had a fun time hanging out with our relatives, eating appetizers and having a few drinks from the open bar. The Chicken Marsala at dinner was super delicious! We danced a little and had a chance to chat with the bride and groom but we didn't stay too late since we now have a dog to get back to at home.